Lin Ke explores the increasing presence and influence of digital and internet-based technologies through video, performance, animation, and sound. The artist often integrates screenshots and webcam videos of his computer desktop into blended or interactive works that probe the fluid boundaries of human behavior and technology.

I’m Here (2018) is a new, five-part Augmented Reality installation dispersed across multiple sites along MOCA’s Kohl Monumental Staircase. Each of the five sites features a still image that, when viewed through the layAR smartphone application, reveals a segment of the artist’s video I’m Here.* Created during Lin Ke’s three-month residency as part of the Cleveland Foundation’s Creative Fusion program, I’m Here responds to the artist’s experience watching museum visitors engage with MOCA’s building and the artwork on view. At the core of this work is an investigation of how space, technology, and art can alter and shape human behavior.

*To view the video component of I’m Here, please download the free layAR application to your smartphone or tablet. Open the application, hold your camera up to an image, tap the screen, and experience a film excerpt.

Lin Ke was born in 1984 in Wenzhou, China and is currently based in Beijing.

Sherwin-Williams is the official paint of MOCA Cleveland.

All current exhibitions are funded by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and Leadership Circle gifts from anonymous donors, Yuval Brisker, Joanne Cohen and Morris Wheeler, Margaret Cohen and Kevin Rahilly, Becky Dunn, Harriet Goldberg, Agnes Gund, Michelle and Richard Jeschelnig, Donna and Stewart Kohl, Jan Lewis, Toby Devan Lewis, and Scott Mueller. 

All MOCA Cleveland exhibitions are supported in part by the residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, the Cleveland Foundation, the George Gund Foundation, and the continuing support of the Museum’s Board of Directors, patrons, and members.